Arsene Wenger has revealed that Thierry Henry after being sacked by Monaco was in a state of grief and even had ” snubbed” a dinner invitation with him.
Henry was released by the French club, League 1, just after making 20 appearances, then the predecessor, Leonardo Jardim guided them from being relegated.
The 69- year- old said he had even extended a helping hand to Henry during his brief stint at the club, but the former striker wasn’t in the mood to see his old boss.
‘I called Thierry when it was bad, I encouraged him not to let go,’ Wenger revealed at a night in his honour at the Olympia Hall in Paris on Monday night, according to L’Equipe.
‘When he was removed from his duties I tried to call but, hey… he experienced a form of mourning. I suggested to his agent to organise a meal with him.
‘For now, he is still in a painful period, but he promised me that, when he is ready, we would do it.’
The Frenchman who spent more than a decade at the North London club is yet to find a new job after leaving the Emirates, though he is still looking for a return in the management.
He continued: ‘I have a form of sadness. I miss the competition because I have only done that in my life. I enjoy having free time – walking around Paris, going to Corsica, taking time for myself – but I miss the adrenaline.’
He also sidelined himself from taking up a role at PSG and indicated of taking up charge at the national team; ‘Maybe, but if it is to happen, it will have to be before the World Cup.’